Career Opportunities for Majors in Economics


Economics studies how individuals and groups choose among resources available to meet their needs. It explores how decisions are made regarding available resources, as well as analyzes problems that develop when making choices and policy issues that affect economic decisions. Core training in theory and quantitative methods combined with focused course concentrations prepare students for careers in business, public policy work in state and federal government, jobs in international organizations, and graduate study in economics and other social sciences, quantitative finance, data science, law and other fields.

Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the Economics major, but by your interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college. Regardless of your career aspirations, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related work experience while in school.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Actuary FBI/CIA Agent Market Research Analyst
Bank Financial Analyst Marketing/Sales Manager
Bank Examiner Financial Planner Mortgage Loan Officer
Bank Reserach Analyst Financial Researcher Product Manager
Benefits Administrator Health Policy Planner Project Coordinator
Claims Examiner Human Resource Administrator Property Manager
Collections Agent Insurance Agent Public Administrator
Commodities Analyst International Trade Specialist Purchasing Agent
Commodities Trader Investment Banker Real Estate Investor
Controller Investment Counselor Securities Broker
Cost Analyst Job Analyst Statistician
Credit Officer Job Developer Systems Analyst
Demographer Labor Relations Specialist Technical Writer
Economic Research Assistant Lawyer Underwriter
Economist Management Accountant

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Accounting Firms Economic Development Council Manufacturing Firms
Banks Economic Research Foundations Market research firms
Brokerage Houses Educational Institutions Personnel agencies
Business Journals / Publishers Import/Export Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Chambers of Commerce Insurance Companies Retail Stores
Collection Agencies Investment Firms Telecommunications Firms
Consulting Firms Labor Unions
Government Agencies
CIA/FBI Department of Transportation Federal Trade Commission
Commerce Dept. Department of the Treasury General Services Administration
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Environmental Protection Agency Int'l. Trade Administration
Consumer Product Safety Commission Farm Credit Administration Internal Revenue Service
Department of Agriculture Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Personnel Management
Department of Labor Federal Reserve Bank Securities and Exchange Commission

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Economics

Organization Job Title
Sherwood Capitol Account Executive
Xerox Corporation Account Representative
Johnson & Johnson Accountant
Chemical Bank Assistant Auditor
Hahne's Assistant Buyer
Bankers Trust Audit Management Trainee
Federal Reserve Bank of NY Bank Examiner
Somerset Tire Service Branch Manager
Merrill Lynch Business Analyst
Crum & Forster Claims Trainee
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Economics

J.P. Morgan & Company Auditing Officer
First Fidelity Bank Service Manager
Jenkins & Jenkins (JD) Bankruptcy Attorney
Upsala College College Bursar
Visiting Nurse & Health Services (MBA) Controller
Selling Edge Creative Director
Equitable Life District Manager
J.P. Morgan Equity Derivatives Marketer
R.H. Macy & Co. Financial Analyst
J.P. Morgan Human Resources Representative
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Boston College Applied Economics
Boston University Financial Management
Boston University JD Law
Boston University PhD Economics
Columbia University Economics Education Economics
Columbia University
Duke University JD Law
Fordham University Business Analytics
George Washington University MA Int'l. Trade & Investment Policy
Ieseg School of Management Business Consulting/advisory
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